iminent search redirect and popup virus is a harmful browser hiojack infection that modifies default settings of Chrome, Internet Explorer or Firefox to perform malicious activities on infected computer. Once iminent toolbar & search bar has been installed on a PC, it will mess the targeted machine completely (iminent software can be downloaded from its website but such adwares come along with third-party programs). As soon as this malware takes over your PC, you,ll face strange and unpleasant things happening such as searching on Internet leads to http://iminent.com, that website set as your home page and opens up automatically, unwanted pop-up ads start appearing on your screen. iminent virus will reduce your system performance which may result into frequent browser crashes. Moreover, iminent search virus and toolbar malware will start collecting your personal information to send to hackers. this information may include of your browsing history & interests, your login details or even financial data. Its recommended to uninstall iminent toolbar and search as soon as possible to avoid harms.
Disadvantages and risks of having Iminent Toolbar & Search:
- It may change & corrupt default settings of browsers like Firefox, Chrome or Internet explorer
- Changes home page and displays unwanted pop-ups advertisements
- Causes frequent web redirects to wrong websites, hijacks search engine settings and leads to unexpected webpages
- Keeps record of browsing activities and interests
- Collects Personal user information which may include sensitive financial data such as logins, usernames, accounts
- It may bring further infections are direct the user to infectious sites
- Makes the browser run slow, uses a big part of system resources
Want to get rid of Browser Hijack Iminent Toolbar & Search?:
To manually remove Iminent Toolbar & Search, follow the instructions.
First of all, Uninstall the program. (Skip to the next step if the application is not listed in Control Panel).
“Start > Settings > Control Panel. Now Locate and open “Add or Remove Programs” or “PROGRAMS AND FEATURES”. Find “Iminent Toolbar & Search”. Now click Uninstall/Remove.
Now remove the program from Browser.
Internet Explorer users:
Click “Tools” (if on Internet Explorer 9, click gear icon), Then “Manage Add-ons”. Look for Iminent Toolbar & Search. Disable if found any.
Block pop-ups of Iminent Toolbar & Search
To stop pop-ups from malware,
Click on TOOLS > POP-UP BLOCKER, then click TURN ON POP-UP BLOCKER. and then go to POP-UP BLOCKER SETTINGS. (Type any website you wish to block popups from)
Go to “Tools” (at the top), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable “Iminent Toolbar & Search”
Click “Tools/Settings” (Wrench incon), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable any file associate with malware.
Still Spyware Iminent Toolbar & Search lurking in the system? Remove manually
Stop processes of this malware:
Open Task Manager to stop processes.
Remove associated registry settings:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = ’0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop “NoChangingWallPaper” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “ShowSuperHidden” = 0
Delete Iminent Toolbar & Search infected files:
Iminent search Toolbar & popup virus removal tool
Alternatively, you are advised to use the removal tool below to get rid of this malware infection.
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